I thought I’d just take a few days off from this blog last March when my father was in need of hospitalization, while all the time I was investing and writing, I talk about my children as my prime motivation and taking up much of my time, energy and finances. Now in addition to being a mother, I had to be the daughter caring for an ailing parent. So as much as I want to write and share what I learned, I thought other investors / readers can live without me for some time. So yes, dropped the investor-author-writer-speaker gig for a while.
Still, I was watching the market, looking for opportunity, tempted many times to open a short-term position, but decided with all the unpredictable schedule and stress in the hospital (being the decision-maker among other decision-makers LOL) I am better off just getting out of the market.
But all is not lost, these are my 2 big investing learnings:
- We. Will. All. Get. Old. (supply is big and growing!)
- We will spend big on health care (whether we like it or not)
I now have a new appreciation for the healthcare sector 🙂 plus it has a very nice looking upward trending chart for the sector quarterly earnings per share. Look here : https://www.yardeni.com/pub/peacocksp500.pdf
Now, I am reminded to update this blog as I wanted to share a little bit of what I read with the lady CEO of PepsiCola Indra Nooyi saying “women can’t have it all”. There I was feeling relieved, I am not the only woman letting people down. Ms. Nooyi says “she’s not sure her daughters will say that she’s been a good mom”. She says you just die with guilt. And she’s got a lot of ways to cope – have family help out, get paid help. I get a lot of emails from many women saying they are busy moms or professionals or business persons but still want to invest. Many think it is something they can easily do on the side, I say “not to scare you, but learning this and doing it for consistently good income is hard”. Aside from being disciplined, you would have to dig deep WHY you want to do this. For me, the WHY is so much bigger for — for the future of my children and my older self 🙂
So invest money wisely, as well as on our health and good life.